Contrasts: Lady Victory

IMG_7886This gilded bronze statue of a winged Lady Victory stands atop the First Division Monument in Washington, D.C. President Calvin Coolidge dedicated the monument in 1924 to commemorate First Division members who gave their lives in World War I. It has since been updated to include the names of all First Division members from World War II, Vietnam and Desert Storm who died serving our country in these wars. The monument is 80 feet tall and is located next to the White House and in front of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

8 thoughts on “Contrasts: Lady Victory

  1. What a gorgeous picture! And the statute harkens back to the Victorian age in its style. So if you made it black and white, you could pad it off as a vintage picture.

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